Sunday, November 17, 2013


 After a lot of growing, thought and getting things figured out, I am moving my blog to
Same blog, different name.
I hope to see you there!! 


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bumblebee Dress Tour

Hi! I am so excited to be a part of RaeAnna's Bumblebee Dress tour! 

When RaeAnna first contacted me I said yes without a hesitation. I mean, have you seen all the cute dresses and tops popping up from this pattern? Then I started looking at my fabric stash......
oh dear....

I can say without a doubt that although I love the fall, I am much more drawn to the bold and crazy colors and prints of Spring and Summer. I have a total of 2 fall-ish prints in my stash.....and neither of them were going to do this dress justice! 

Luckily I took a trip to my mums house during the kids school break and met up with my super awesome sewing friend and we just HAD to do some fabric shopping. I was lucky enough to snag some of this very popular fox fabric. I also picked up some dark pink corduroy that matched the leaves in the fox fabric perfectly. I think it brings such a girly touch to it! 

My next issue was deciding which daughter to make this for. Aevarie (being the oldest girl and biggest) generally gets all the girly sewn goods, but I still want to make a few things for the other 2 girls. 
I finally decided to make it for Zoe, my middle child, since I love this print and wanted it to get a ton of love.

I deviated from the pattern a bit and omitted the ruffles for piping and sleeve cuffs. I also made a thin tie to cinch the waist.

I made the size 6 so that Zoe could get even more wear out of it.
Okay, that actually wasn't done on purpose. I'm so used to tracing the biggest size that I wasn't thinking and traced size 6.....but it really worked out for me! 

The dress came together so easily and the tutorial is great!

We couldn't find buttons we liked, so fabric covered buttons it was! I just love the pop of pink!

Zoe was pretty cold during the photoshoot (the weather has definitely turned!), so I let her put her coat on here and there to warm up.
She was so much more cooperative when she was warm! lol

Just look at that smile!

She sure loves her dress!! 
Thank you so much RaeAnna for having me part of your tour!

The pattern is on sale for $5 during the tour, so you should scoop that up! $5 is a steal! 
Here's the direct link to the pattern in RaeAnna's shop

Or you can try your luck to get a free copy by entering the Rafflecopter below!

And take the time to check out all the other blog spot stops! There are some pretty adorable dresses and tops being shown! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tights and boots are from Gaps Boho Line. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pattern Anthology - Winter Wonderland

I'm over at my sister blog today, That's What She Crafted, with the other super secret-hush-hush stuff I've been working on. 
Are you jealous?? You should be! ;)

Go check it out!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Super Busy Month

I don't know if I will ever get on an actual schedule with blogging, so in case you just started following me or this is your first time falling upon my blog, we can get that expectation out there in the open.

I have spent all of October sewing, making 29 items. Mostly pattern tests. Some of which I still can't share yet. 

Here are the things I can share though.

First up is the Bimaa Sweater by Loubee Clothing


The two on Aevarie (the blondie) were graded up to a size 8 or 9 (...we'll just say "Aevaries size"), by me. I LOVE this pattern and all the options it has and Aevarie HAD to get one.You can read all about my love in the last post and I am debating drafting one in my size cause it's just plain awesome. 

This month has been a month of jackets and coats. 

The pink is the Downton Duffle by Peekaboo Patterns. It's a size 8 and is supposed to be a much more fitted coat, but I love how it looks on my little miss Zoe (she's in size 5/6 for reference) and she loves it so much, I don't have the heart to part her from it. 

The red and gray Plaid is the Desmond coat by Shwin Designs which is being updated to size 10. I made the size 10 for Aevarie cause she's in between sizing. I love how easily this coat came together and I love the little details of the back and arm cuffs! 

The last one is the Jude coat for Mr. Jude. That coat is also by Shwin and being updated. Sizing is going to go up to size 8 and there are a couple of tweaks in the pattern. 
My husband told me that he thinks I've found my calling in sewing. lol

Then my last sewing share of the post, The Norah Dress and Tunic by Mouse House Creations

It's an extremely versatile pattern, wovens are called for but it's also doable in knit. These aren't the only 3 you'll find in our wardrobe either, but I'm saving that for another day. ;)

What else have we been doing in October? 

We had a birthday. 
My darling Zoe turned 5! 

We just had a small family party with a store bought icecream cake. lol She loved did Jude....

I also got to meet up with one of my best sewing buddies this month. Her kids are darling and it was so good to finally get to meet! I'm really wishing she lived closer, but I can say that I am massively grateful for internet and cell phones to still keep us close. You should check out her blog, Ginger Dimples. Crystal is a hoot and she has mad mad sewing skills (...and is a ton better then I am at blogging!)! 

And lasty, we took the older kids on a little photo shoot while Jude was taking a nap (don't worry, Daddy was left at home with him!).

We really need to get our family pictures redone. It's been over a year since our last ones. Anyone want to come man my camera??? 

Until next time!! 

In retrospect, I COULD have made this into 6 or 7 blog posts, but eh. I'm too busy to do that! Besides, I have a ton more still to blog about so I hope you enjoy!!